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NOV
19

2018 Midterm Explainer: The Post-Mortem

Mon, Nov 19   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

Was it a Blue Wave? A mandate for Green jobs? A hundred new cracks in the Glass Ceiling? All of the above?

This is the culminating event for the 2018 Midterm Explainer. Join a very smart roster of political analysts and explainers...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: The Post-Mortem

NOV
25

Classical Interludes: counter)induction

Sun, Nov 25   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

counter)induction’s mission since its inception has been straightforward: world-class performances of contemporary chamber music, without hype and without agenda other than our complete commitment to the most compelling music of our day.

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Classical Interludes: counter)induction

NOV
28

Poet Monica Ferrell Reads from You Darling Thing

Wed, Nov 28   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

Adults adult learning bpl presents poetry

Monica Ferrell is the author of three books of fiction and poetry, most recently the collection You Darling Thing (Four Way, 2018). Her novel The Answer Is Always Yes (Dial Press/Random House) was named one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut Novels of...

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Poet Monica Ferrell Reads from You Darling Thing

NOV
29

Green Series: Toward a Green New Deal

Thu, Nov 29   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Leonard Library

Adults author talks bpl presents environment green series

Join Ashley Dawson, Jamie Tyberg, Kali Akuno and Kate Aronoff for a wide-ranging discussion on how to fight for a Green New Deal.

The need for urgent climate action is more apparent than ever. As grassroots organizers continue to build...

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Green Series: Toward a Green New Deal

DEC
1

The People’s Ball: A Night of Style, Imagination, Freedom and You

Sat, Dec 1   7:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library

Adults bpl premier bpl presents the peoples ball

On December 1st, from 7pm to midnight, Brooklyn Public Library will host the first People’s Ball, a party celebrating imagination, style and freedom—with a touch of subversion.

The People’s Ball offers all who attend a red carpet arrival...

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The People’s Ball: A Night of Style, Imagination, Freedom and You

DEC
2

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

Sun, Dec 2   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell first co-starred in director Frank Borzage’s 7th Heaven.  Lucky Star is their third and final work with Borzage, from a story by Tristram Tupper, who wrote for movies between serving in both World Wars....

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

DEC
4

Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

Tue, Dec 4   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents philosophy in the library

In December's Philosophy in the Library, Kwame Anthony Appiah speaks on "How (Not) to Think About Identity."

Appiah will discuss how identities work, what they have in common, and some of the common pitfalls of identity thinking...

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Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

DEC
5

Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Perceptions and Misperceptions of Islam and Muslim Cultures

Wed, Dec 5   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Dr. Vishakha Desai moderates a multidisciplinary panel focused on perceptions and misperceptions of Islam and Muslim cultures, especially in regions beyond the Middle East, such as South Asia and the diaspora in Europe and America. With Dr....

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Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Perceptions and Misperceptions of Islam and Muslim Cultures

DEC
9

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz

Sun, Dec 9   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Called a “volcanic violinist with a huge, fabulous tone” (Los Angeles Times), Lara St. John is equally at home with classical works, new music, folk, and beyond. She is joined by multifaceted pianist Matt Herskowitz, recognized for his jazz,...

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz

Message from the Library with William Kentridge

Sun, Dec 9   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults bpl premier bpl presents

This event will take place in the Grand Lobby.

Brooklyn Public Library has commissioned South African artist William Kentridge to deliver the next Message from the Library lecture. Born in Johannesburg in 1955 to a Jewish family, his...

Message from the Library with William Kentridge

DEC
11

The Review Panel

Tue, Dec 11   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics Faye Hirsch, Sharmistha Ray, and Robert C. Morgan join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

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